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Diffusion Capacity – Laboratory Diagnostics

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    The lecture Diffusion Capacity – Laboratory Diagnostics by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Pulmonary Diagnostics.


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    1. It diffuses across the alveolar membrane faster than O2.
    2. It binds to hemoglobin with a lower affinity than O2.
    3. It can be tagged using radioactive markers.
    4. It is a significantly smaller molecule.
    5. It has a higher partial pressure in room air.
    1. Widened A-a gradient.
    2. Increase in alveolar surface area.
    3. Decreased alveolar blood flow.
    4. Decreased thickness of the alveolar membrane.
    5. Increased diffusion of non-oxygen substances.
    1. There is a greater barrier to diffusion at the level of the alveoli.
    2. There is a greater barrier to diffusion at the level of the bronchi.
    3. There is an increase in surface area.
    4. There is a decrease in oxygen saturation.
    5. There is an increase in residual volume.

    Author of lecture Diffusion Capacity – Laboratory Diagnostics

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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